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How Many Hiv Medications Do You Take

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...infections. A CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if...
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HIV Test / HIV Medication

Hi -My partner, we have been together over a year, is HIV positive. I had symptoms back in february which seemed like seroconversion, and an ora quick came back positive in February as well. After that, I performed high risk sexual activity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's essentially impossible to sort out exactly what's going on with you because (1) you've made inappropriate assumptions about your HIV status based on incomplete testing; (2) you choose to have unsafe sex with your positively charged... Read more »

HIV Medication and formication

Can HIV medication cause formication (the sensation of crawling insects on the skin)? I'm taking Kivexa, Novir and Prezista. I've had this condition for a month and I've been taking the medication for 3 years. Body lice like scabies has been ruled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.As far as I know (or PubMed search), formication is not a described side effect of any HIV medications per se. The symptoms of formication, such as tingling sensations, could be confused with other entities, such... Read more »

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ?the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use ....any knowledge of this ?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...There are few data available on the interaction between the HIV medications and drugs that are abused, e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine. Drug interactions with methadone have been studied extensively, Read more »

hiv medication

i am 27 female recently tested +.still yet to get cd4 results. can i use ARTs at the same time with tianshi herbal tea from china?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most HIV regimens are OK to take with tianshi herbal tea though specific data on drug interactions is lacking to my knowledge. If any reader knows of a published reference please post! KH Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...to know the possible impact of obesity on the immune systems of our HIV-infected patients. Since the availability of potent HIV medications in the mid '90s, HIV-infected persons are less often suffering from wasting; rather, they're increasingly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers on the Use of HIV Medications to Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV

... Table of Contents Can HIV Medications Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV? What Does ART Do? How Do We Know When It Is Working? What Does It Mean When the Viral Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006 Summary

...expensive. But in this study, researchers tackled a mind-boggling question: How much will doctor's visits, hospital stays and HIV medications cost over the entire lifetime of someone with HIV? According to the researchers, a hypothetical HIVer... Read more »
The Body

Introduction: Why Do We Need a New Class of HIV Medications?

...healthy immune system despite the low-level presence of HIV. In addition, researchers are always looking for combinations of HIV medications that can contain HIV for long periods of time despite this low-level presence. Once HIV is... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations,... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story... Read more »

Director of HIV Medical Services Phila.

Posted by Anonymous
Esperanza Health Center Director of HIV Services We are currently recruiting an HIV Specialist Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family practice to provide care and leadership to a Ryan White funded HIV program. Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ... Read more »